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Richard Langford Jr. birth 1860
The Tampico Area Historical Society encompasses parts of Whiteside County and Bureau County in Illinois. Focus is on Tampico, Hume Twp., Hahnaman/Deer Grove, & Prophetstown in Whiteside County & Yorktown & Thomas in Bureau County.
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lyndavanos
6 posts
May 28, 2010
4:17 PM
I am trying to find more info on Richard. He married Melissa Meek and they had 3 children. She died suddenly in 1888. Melissa is buried at Walnut. I found their children living with differant family members. They were with her parents William Meek and her sister Olive who married Richard Langfords brother William. It has been told that Richard remarried a "Maude" they never had children. Richard was on the 1910 census in bureau but is wife is listed on the 1920 census as a widow. I am looking for when he died, where he is buried and what happened to his and Melissa's children. Also would like to find obits for both Melissa and Richard
Denise
568 posts
May 29, 2010
10:29 AM
This appears to be your entry on Ancestry:
Richard Langford Jr., b. 1860, Walnut, IL
s/o Richard Langford, b. 1817, d. Feb. 1876 &
Elizabeth Brewer, b. Jan 28, 1829, d. March 20, 1878, d/o Richard Brewer & Mary Polly Pyburn

Spouse 1 - Melissa Meek, b. 1867, d. 1888
Children of Richard & Melissa:
Maude Langford, b. 1883
Ida E. Langford, b. 1885
Melissa E. Langford, b. 1888

Spouse 2 - Maude, 1876

If you have access to Ancestry, then I will stop searching it for you.

Last Edited by on May 29, 2010 10:29 AM
lyndavanos
8 posts
May 29, 2010
3:08 PM
yes this is indeed mine from my ancestry tree
Denise
570 posts
May 30, 2010
7:20 AM
You will have more success with the Bureau Co. Genealogical Society & the Walnut Library. Their library has a wonderful little "genealogy room" that is loaded with historical information. They also have the index for the Walnut Cemetery.

The TAHS only covers a small part of Bureau Co. - Thomas & Yorktown. If you find that the family trickled over to our area, let me know. Perhaps another family member will see this post and be able to help you.

Have you checked with the court house for a death cert. for Porter? Or the BCGS for an obit?

You can find contact information for Bureau Co. from our TOC > County Information > Bureau County

Last Edited by on May 30, 2010 7:22 AM


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